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PowerPoint defectors are probably familiar with an online presentation tool called SlideRocket. It was popular a few years ago among those who looked for a cloud-based solution with sleeker-looking themes than those found in simpler online tools, such as Google Slides.
Users were satisfied and business was going well until HTML5-based applications started to grow in popularity due to its mobile compatibility, ultimately pushing flash-based ones like SlideRocket out of the market. The online presentation platform was eventually acquired by ClearSlide, a similar application, in 2013.
— Matt Grimshaw (@Matt_Grimshaw) December 19, 2013
Apparently, the process of merging the two platforms frustrated many users who were unhappy not only with the price change but the technical problems that ensued:
— John Mikulski (@JohnMikulski) November 6, 2013
The result was a growing demand for an online presentation tool that could meet the needs of corporate teams and remain within a reasonable price per user.
Enter Visme. A cloud-based visual content creation tool, Visme gives users all the tools they need to create a fresh and professional-looking presentation within minutes. An all-in-one, drag-and-drop solution, Visme also allows you to easily design all sorts of other visual pieces, from infographics and banners to product demos and reports.
Let us walk you through its different features and how they compare to ClearSlide:
Anyone, from entrepreneurs and content marketers to bloggers and freelancers, can use Visme to create professional-looking visual content for their promotional and educational materials and social media campaigns.
For example, companies can use Visme to create attractive flyers and promotional infographics. Individuals such as educators and other professionals can use Visme to create online presentations to showcase their work, while e-commerce sites can use Visme to create attractive product demos. Bloggers and freelancers can use Visme to support their written content with captivating visuals, and the list goes on.
In 2013, SlideRocket was acquired by ClearSlide, which is a similar SaaS (software as a service) application but specifically designed for sales and marketing teams.
Although this sales engagement platform allows users to upload existing presentations but not create them within the tool, one of its goals with the acquisition of SlideRocket was to provide users with the type of design and editing features found in other presentation tools.
As of now, ClearSlide’s main features include:
Account executives, marketing managers and sales operations managers can use ClearSlide to improve team productivity, set higher goals and close more deals by gaining insight into customer behavior and successful sales activities.
As you can see, what differentiates Visme from ClearSlide is its convenient, all-in-one custom design area, which allows you to create virtually any visual content you can imagine, not just presentations.
While ClearSlide offers granular data and analytics useful for a very specific type of client, Visme is a lighter software that, nonetheless, offers more sophisticated design and customization capabilities.
Not sure if Visme is right for you? You can sign up for a free account here and try it out for as long as you wish. Or if you have any questions about Visme’s features, just send us a message or drop us a line in the comments section below.